Suffering a serious injury in any type of accident is a devastating experience. The situation can be much worse if the injury is the result of some else’s carelessness or negligence. In these cases, the victims and their families will need legal representation. But there are many facts to consider when seeking the services of an attorney. How many cases has the attorney tried? Does the attorney have a record of high verdicts? Has the attorney published any books or legal articles? With the law firm of Eric J. Hertz, P.C., every one of these questions can be answered by the facts.
Eric J. Hertz is the founder of the law firm. Mr. Hertz is a trial attorney certified by both the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the American Board of Trial Advocates, with a record of commitment to his clients. He has tried more than 80 jury trials, resulting in verdicts of more than $57 million. He is also the author of several books on the subject. His services are geared to the areas of wrongful death and catastrophic injury.
Traffic accidents are a leading cause of not only thousands of deaths but hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. Thousands of others suffer injuries resulting from defective machinery, consumer products and medicine. Injuries in the workplace occur on a regular basis. Even intentional acts can justify civil action outside the criminal aspects of the case. When individuals are injured through no fault of their own, it is known as a tort. The victim of a tort is entitled to monetary compensation.
Compensation can be sought for many reasons. The victims may need to be compensated for the loss of income to them and their families or for assistance in paying medical expenses. And the victims are entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering. Compensation can also be sought to pay for damages to property. The legal aspects of a tort can be complicated. Seeking compensation involves the completion of numerous documents and the presentation of evidence. Due to the complexity of these cases, the victims and their families should not attempt to represent themselves in any subsequent legal action. A lack of understanding of the law can result in the awarding of inadequate or even no compensation.
An attorney can help in obtaining and retaining the necessary evidence or witness accounts before they are lost or forgotten. Legal representation is also needed to assist in the understanding of whatever state laws are applicable in each case, and also to assure that the victim’s rights are protected. An attorney can help victims and their families decide their best course of action in seeking and obtaining compensation. No matter if the case is completed through an out-of-court settlement or a trial in a civil court, legal representation is an important part of the process. Those in need of it can obtain top-quality legal representation from the law firm of Eric J. Hertz, P.C. For a free legal consultation, contact Hertz Law Firm today.
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